We’re hitting the tail-end of Winter, and depending on where you live, the snow, as well as the temperature, might still be falling. Unfortunately, the cure for the common cold hasn’t yet been discovered, so if you’re one of the unlucky ones who manage to get ensnared in the sea of coughs, sniffles, and general ickiness floating through the office, rest might be the best answer. Aside from taking some over-the-counter aid, how do you help your body beat the seasonal sickness?
Load Up On Liquids
It’s an obvious point, but drinking water is essential to good health. If you’re all drippy and sneezy, it can be even more important to hydrate. It’s amazing how much liquid you can potentially end up blowing into those …Read more...
As I sit here typing out this blog post, I have to ask: how active are you on a typical day? No judgment here, just a question of curiosity more than anything. In a normal work week, I usually spent a lot of time sitting around. Admittedly, I watch a bit more TV than I’d like to, and unfortunately, that means I’m hanging out on my butt a little longer than I should. Aside from my workouts, it can be difficult to come up with ways to get active when you’re busy and just want to relax.
See how you can add some more activity to your average day:
Forward Movement Means Progress
Hung up on the idea of being “productive?” Sometimes, it can be …Read more...
It may sound like a funny question, but let’s be honest. As girls—women—it can take us a fair bit longer to get going in the morning (or before the gym or going out, for that matter) than it does *other* people. My other half always teases me that when I say I’ll be ready in 10, it really means more like 30. As such, he has a pretty good idea how my conception of time works.
Here’s what you need to know to help speed up your prep time in the morning, before going to the gym, or prior to heading anywhere you need to go:
Add 10 Minutes to your ETD (Estimated Time of Departure)
I love how our idea of time totally varies …Read more...
As I cracked open the fridge this morning, it took me more than a few minutes to finally decide what I wanted to eat for breakfast. Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I just can’t make oatmeal happen. I started wondering how many other people run into the same issue and just grab takeout instead. As such, I have to ask:
Do you cook your own meals?
The Laziness Factor
It’s an interesting topic, but the question of who brought a brown bag and who’s grabbing Mickey D’s usually comes up at work around noon. Most of the kids I work with are between the ages of 20 and 32—a reasonable range to be cooking for one’s self. However, as I know, when you’re finishing up …Read more...
Whether it’s from a close friend, an athlete, or someone you’ve read about, fitness inspiration can be a great tool to help you set and meet your goals, get motivated, and lead a healthier lifestyle. Fitness inspiration doesn’t need to come from an actual person though. Maybe you’ve just had an epiphany and realized something about your life and your own weight loss journey, or perhaps your new-found success at work or school is having a really positive influence on you in general. Maybe you’ve just stopped to smell the proverbial roses and found some kind of motivation to get going health-wise.
Whatever the case may be, fitness inspiration can take your gym and kitchen routine to the next level.
Have a …Read more...